Michael Caine is a popular British Actor and author known best for his films ‘Educating Rita’, ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’, ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy and subsequent Christopher Nolan films. Starting his career in the 60s, he is best known for his starring roles in the notable films such as ‘Zulu’, ‘Ipcress Fire’, ‘The Italian Job’, ‘Alfie’ and ‘Battle of Britain’. While the 70s saw the release of some of the best Michael Cane films such as ‘A Bridge too Far’, ‘The Man Who Would be King’, ‘Get Carter’ and ‘The Last Valley’.
However, the 80s turned out to be the best decade of Michael Caine’s career thus far, as he starred in some notable films such as ‘Educating Rita’ and ‘Hannah and Her Sisters’. He won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for his roles in the films respectively. At the turn of the century, his frequent collaborations with Christopher Nolan brought him a worldwide recognition and some some great films including ‘The Dark Knight’ trilogy, ‘Inception’, ‘Interstellar’, ‘The Prestige’, ‘Children of Men’ and ‘Dunkirk’.
Despite several successful films, there are some films in Michael Caine’s career that were absolute failures, such as ‘Blame it on Rio’, ‘Bewitched’, ‘Flawless’ and ‘On Deadly Ground’.
Considered to be one of the best superhero films ever made, The Dark Knight is the saga of the Batman’s quest to rid the city of Gotham of organized crime. Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of deadly antagonist Joker in the highest grosser of 2008.
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.
Through the eyes of young British private Tommy, the film chronicles how over 330,000 allied soldiers, who were cut off and surrounded by the German Army at the harbor of Dunkirk, France, were safely evacuated by mostly civilian boats and few British and French Navy vessels following the disastrous Battle of France in World War II.
Robert Angier and Alfred Borden, who work as shills for a magician, become sworn enemies following a tragic accident that kills the former's wife. Now working separately as famous magicians, they are obsessed with outwitting each other in developing the ultimate disappearance trick, teleportation, which eventually drives their loved ones away and leads to their downfall.
Christopher Nolan concludes his The Dark Knight trilogy featuring DC superhero Batman by bringing him back from self-imposed exile to tackle the merciless mercenary Bane, who plans to take over Gotham city by controlling its dark underworld, with the help of the mysterious cat burglar Selina Kyle and his trusted butler Alfred.
In a post-apocalyptic Earth menaced by crop blights and dust storms, physicist Professor Brand sends a team of researchers led by former NASA pilot Cooper to carry frozen human embryos onboard spacecraft Endurance through a wormhole to a distant galaxy with three potentially habitable planets which can be the new home for the human race.
Christopher Nolan's reboot of the Batman series details the origin of the caped crusader as he travels to Asia, where he conquers his fears and trains in combat under Henri Ducard. However, after learning about Ducard's true identity and mission, he returns to Gotham to protect the city as Batman with help from associates Alfred and Lucius Fox.
After being arrested, young troublemaker Gary "Eggsy" Unwin dials an emergency number he was given when his father died 17 years ago. He is approached by Harry Hart, who reveals that Eggsy's father was a colleague and fellow member of Kingsman secret service group. He offers to initiate Eggsy into the group as a global threat looms large.
Children of Men takes us to a dystopian future in the year 2027, where human beings are no longer able to procreate, as a result of infertility. The film revolves around Theo Faron, who helps a woman found mysteriously pregnant, in transporting her to safety.
The first movie in the Now You See Me series, sees an FBI agent Dylan Rhodes and an Interpol detective Alma Dray pursue a team of four magician or the Four Horsemen as they carry out bank robberies while performing and then distribute the cash amongst audience. The duo seek the help of illusionists Thaddeus Bradley; however it is difficult to differentiate between truth and illusion.
When notorious terrorist, The Citizen, threatens to bomb the Miss United States beauty pageant, the FBI decides to send an undercover agent as one of the contestants. Tough tomboy agent Grace Hart is the only suitable candidate for the role, but she must first learn how to dress, walk and behave like a beauty queen.
The sequel begins with the fugitive illusionists known as the Four Horsemen escaping from the FBI during a stage show because of the villainous Walter Marby. They must escape Walter’s clutches who wants them to steal a powerful chip. Meanwhile, their leader Dylan Rhodes finds out the real identity of Thaddeus Bradley.
The movie starts with super spy Austin Powers arresting Dr. Evil and foiling his plan to bring back the evil Goldmember. But when his father Nigel Powers is kidnapped, Austin travels back in time and teams up with Foxxy Cleopatra to stop Goldmember and Dr. Evil’s son Scott from destroying the world and save his father.
In a sequel to Cars, Cars 2 is an animated-comedy that sees famous race car, Lightning McQueen, and his buddy, Mater, travel abroad for the very first World Grand Prix. But when Mater gets involved in espionage with a British spy, adventure and drama ensues. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy, this is a fun family film.
Michael Caine Awards
|The Cider House Rules||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||2000|
|Hannah and Her Sisters||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||1987|
|Little Voice||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1999|
|Jack the Ripper||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television||1989|
|Educating Rita||Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1984|
|The Dark Knight||Favorite Cast||2009|
|Educating Rita||Best Actor||1984|